This is a house built for a retired couple, making the move from Sydney to the luscious landscape of Middleton in southern Tasmania. It’s a home in which to connect with the land, to watch the weather and the stars, and to welcome visiting family members. The house is positioned with the contours of the hill, overlooking the beautiful D’entrecasteaux Channel, facing north for all-day sun. It has a sheltered outdoor entertaining area with a large circular skylight and an outdoor fireplace to keep warm by.
The house is 9-star energy rated, highly insulated and low maintenance, keeping ongoing costs to a minimum. The elegant and durable material palette includes concrete, steel, lime-rendered masonry and Tasmanian timbers. Custom-designed cabinetry and shelving in timber and steel is located throughout the house. The landscape design includes a green roof, which is planted with Tasmanian native species.
Project architect – Ryan Strating
Architect – Chris Clinton
Architect – Emily Ouston
Builder – Paradigm Construction
Structural engineer – Gandy and Roberts Consulting Engineers
Steel fabricator – Mike McGlynn, Allports
Building surveyor – pitt&sherry
House energy rating – Building eValuate
Plumber – Overeem Gas & Plumbing
Lighting consultant – Casa Mondé
Photographer – Adam Gibson
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